7 days in Shimla, Manali & Kullu Itinerary

7 days in Shimla, Manali & Kullu Itinerary

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7 days in Shimla, Manali & Kullu Itinerary

Start: Shimla
1
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Kullu
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
End: Shimla

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Shimla is known for nature, historic sites, museums, parks, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to The Mall, admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, explore and take pictures at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, and stroll through Annandale.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Shimla trip app .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Shimla. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 8th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, then appreciate the views at Solang Valley, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, and finally step into the grandiose world of Naggar Castle. Keep things going the next day: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Manali journey maker site .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Manali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Manali

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Naggar Castle, Rohtang Pass
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

1
night
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
On the 10th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagatipatt Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bijli Mahadev Temple.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, read Kullu journey builder tool .

Drive from Manali to Kullu in 1.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kullu

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bijli Mahadev Temple ©
Bijli Mahadev Temple
Jagatipatt Temple ©
Jagatipatt Temple
Mahadevi Tirth ©
Mahadevi Tirth

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